Two people were killed and two others were injured in a collision between a car and an SUV Thursday evening in southern Iowa’s Union County. An Iowa State Patrol crash report states the driver of the car, 19-year-old Sierra Peddycoart, and her passenger, 51-year old Lori Anderson, both of Afton, died at the scene of the crash in Afton, at the intersection of Highway 169 South and Highway 34. The crash happened around 5 p.m.

Investigators say Peddycoart failed to see an eastbound SUV approaching after she stopped and then pulled away from the intersection. The driver of the SUV, 30-year-old Beth Kulow of Creston, saw the car and tried, but failed to avoid the collision. Kulow and her passenger, two-year-old Kinsley Knutstrom, also of Creston, were injured and transported by ambulance to the Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston. All of the crash victims were wearing their seat belts.

by Ric Hanson, KJAN